The New Normal, a poem written by Bruce Levine at Spillwords.com
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The New Normal

The New Normal

written by: Bruce Levine

@brucelevine19

 

The new normal
A fork in the road
Patterns dismembered
Disemboweled entities
Parades of non-sequiturs
Masquerading as normal
Without understanding why
Where or how

A broken hourglass
Sand spilled on a table
Driftwood on a beach
Formless yet beautiful
As it awaits redemption
In a time continuum
A flame in a vacuum
Extinguished without air

Eviscerated memories
In quicksand forgotten
The new normal
Tightening its grip
With tears flowing softly
On landscapes plowed under
A road yet created
A normal unknown

Bruce Levine

Bruce Levine

Bruce Levine has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional. A 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee, a 2021 Spillwords Press Awards winner, the Featured Writer in WestWard Quarterly Summer 2021 and his bio is featured in “Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020.” Bruce has over three hundred works published on over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Spillwords, The Drabble; in over seventy print books including Poetry Quarterly, Haiku Journal, Tipton Poetry Journal; Halcyon Days and Founder’s Favourites (on-line and print) and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. A native Manhattanite, Bruce now lives and writes in Maine.
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